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Machine Gun

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  1. Such a beautiful car. It brings back memories of the second old car I ever bought, a black 1950 Special that I bought at age 18 for $85. I drove it for a year and didn't have to do anything to it except replace the battery.
  2. I booked my hotel yesterday. I plan to arrive late Thursday and will stay through Noon on Saturday. I'm looking forward to the event and meeting some of you.
  3. I finally got the Skylark out of the garage and on the road over the weekend. First a trip to the car wash, and then a two hour round trip to visit my son and his fiancé in Ulster County. No pics, sorry. There's nothing terribly exciting about photos at a car wash or in my son's driveway. You'll just have to take my word for it that I took the car out.
  4. You are so fortunate that happened there instead of out on the road. I had a similar experience a couple of years ago while backing my Skylark out of the garage. No damage, fortunately. That was the day I decided to convert to a dual circuit brake system.
  5. I'm game. Not sure yet if I can swing it, but if it happens I'll see if I can get down there with my '64. We sold our camper years ago but I'd stay in a local hotel and hang out for the day.
  6. That looks more appetizing to me than other dead stuff they lay on a bed of rice and wrap in seaweed. I might actually eat that (without the blanket, of course).
  7. Here's the shot of my Winter Buick. It's the same every year.
  8. Going to try again since 2020 was a bust. Hope to get to South Bend and Auburn, IN sometime this year with a possible stop in Warren, OH for my auto museum tour. That trip combined with my normal driving should put me over the 2021 target. Shown odometer reading as of 01/01/21.
  9. They look like party animals for sure! Clever idea, though.
  10. Looks like it flooded out, that's what happened.
  11. Nice car Derek. Welcome to the forum. My son spent most all of 2020 in NZ on a holiday work visa and got to tour both islands from top to bottom. He absolutely loved the place. The only downside was that he was holed up in Auckland for the last few months because of the pandemic.
  12. Isn't that just like some people? All that cleared roadway and they still drive in the snow.
  13. My college girlfriend had one of those at the same time that I had my '73 Rallye. Fun cars, good times.
  14. Regardless, to which of those two would you rather say "You're doing it wrong?"
  15. Looks like they're both having a blast.
  16. Nice! Just like my old 1950, except mine had a license plate.
  17. Perhaps to control wind buffeting at speed? Any convertible owners out there care to do a windows up/down comparison? You want odd? Check out the 1950 Nash convertible coupe.
  18. One cannot help but admire the time, money, and craftsmanship that went into ruining that car.
  19. I don't know how MA handles these things but as long as the VIN on the car and the title match I would think that correcting the model would be relatively simple. In NJ a photo or pencil rubbing of the body plate usually suffices if the VIN matches. That you inherited the car makes it worthwhile to go through whatever trouble it takes to get it corrected. However, I would never buy a vehicle that had an incorrect title no matter how seemingly minor the discrepancy; it's the seller's job to produce a correct title, even a color change due to a repaint. A mismatched VIN is a deal kil
  20. Yes, the same in Paterson where I grew up. We were lucky because my parents owned the house, and we had a driveway and a garage. Felt bad for others in the neighborhood who had to park on the street and dig themselves out. You probably remember seeing kitchen chairs and garbage cans that people used to reserve their spaces while at work. Probably still a common practice in cities.
  21. I took the Skylark out yesterday for its final ride of 2020. They'll be salting the roads today as we're getting our first taste of Winter precipitation. This year was a bad news/good news year for the mileage challenge. The bad news is that I didn't make the mileage goal. The good news is that I put more miles on the Skylark this year than in any other single year since I bought it in 2014: 1,099 miles.
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